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March
1

CHOICE PROPERTIES

408 E. MAIN STREET

RUSSELLS POINT, OH

937-842-2244

"YOUR CHOICE FOR BETTER SERVICE"

OPEN HOUSES

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

 

10:00-12:00            9500 BEECHWOOD, BELLE CENTER

 

11:00 – 1:00           241 CHASE 1-4-U HARBOURSIDE ON THE LAGOON, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-1:00              8651 SR 368, #76C LAKERIDGE,  HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              6935 SUNFISH DR, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              9546 E. LAKESHORE, HUNTSVILLE – SHAWNEE ISLAND

 

12:00-2:00              14251 OAKWOOD AVE, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              9052 HICKORY LANE, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              11599 COOPER, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              10920 CO. RD. 286, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              49 FUN DRIVE, FANTASY ISLAND, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-2:00              129 CHASE 10-1-U, HARBOURSIDE, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-2:00              11328 NORTHLAKE DR, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              8907 PARK ST, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00 - 4:00            9443 HERON WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

12:00 - 4:00            9627 HERON WAY, BELLE CENTER    

 

1:00-2:00                 8651 ST RT 368, #84D & #85D LAKERIDGE, HUNTSVILLE

 

1:00-3:00                 #14 ARTIST ISLAND, RUSSELLS POINT

 

1:00-3:00                 241 CHASE F-2-U, HARBOURSIDE, RUSSELLS POINT

 

1:00-3:00                 10192 CHEROKEE, HUNTSVILLE

 

1:00-3:00                 11193 PARKER DR, BELLE CENTER

 

1:00-3:00                 11494 HORSEHOE CHANNEL, LAKEVIEW

 

1:30-3:00                 #61 BEATLEY'S HOLIDAY HARBOR, RUSSELLS POINT

 

1:00-3:00                 305 W. MAIN, RUSSELLS POINT

 

2:00-4:00                 9813 LAKE BREEZE, O'CONNOR'S LANDING, BELLE CENTER

 

2:00-4:00                 8590 ST RT 368, HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 9569 W. LAKESHORE DR, HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 11064 NEWLAND DR, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 9050 SYCAMORE, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 11337 WILDERNESS WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

2:30 – 4:30              #24 SUNNY COVE, RUSSELLS POINT

 

3:00-5:00                 131 BURKHARDT, RUSSELLS POINT

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

 

11:00-1:00              241 CHASE A-4-U, HARBOURSIDE ON THE LAGOON, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-4:00              9443 HERON WAY & 9627 HERON WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

12:00-2:00              10271 CO RD 286 E-6, HUNTSVILLE (ISLANDER BOATEL)

 

12:00-2:00              8980 TECUMSEH COVE CT, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              8886 ST RT 368, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              9813 LAKE BREEZE, BELLE CENTER

 

12:00-2:00              9887 FOREST AVE, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              10380 SEMINOLE SHORE DR, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              13452 SEMINOLE PATH, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              9080 OAK, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              7736 EDGEWATER, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              11635 FRANKLIN DR, LAKEVIEW

 

1:00-3:00                 14187 BASSWOOD, ISLAND VIEW, LAKEVIEW

 

1:00-3:00                 13548 SEMINOLE PATH, LAKEVEIW

 

1:00-3:00                 11193 PARKER DR, BELLE CENTER

 

1:00-3:00                 11638 CHANNELVIEW, LAKEVIEW

 

1:30-3:00                 #61 BEATLEY'S HOLIDAY HARBOR, RUSSELLS POINT

 

2:00-4:00                 10264 ST RT 286, HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 9327 SASSAFRAS, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 8125 TR 292 (BLUE HERON COVE), HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 9291 WILLOW VIEW, BELLE CENTER

 

2:30-4:00                 9169 BREEZY WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

2:30-4:00                 11541 CIRCLE DR., LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 9050 SYCAMORE, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:30                 210 S. OAK, LAKEVIEW

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE LISTINGS, VISIT:

 

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March
23

Living on the water may seem like a luxury, but more people than ever before are finding affordable properties with a wide range of budgets. Whether shopping for a smaller property or luxury accommodation, there are vacation homes on the water for all people with some considerations to keep in mind when shopping for that special home.

 

Emotional value

People shop for a home with their hearts set on a certain lifestyle. There is tranquility and peace which comes from choosing waterfront property. Whether it is oceanside, lakefront or something in between, there is something serene about owning a vacation home on the water. Once a person lives by the water, it can be hard to give that up because of all the amenities included such as water sports, activities, opportunities to connect with neighbors and many other benefits.

 

Bang for the buck

Vacation homes on the water retain their worth longer than property away from water. Valuation depends on the location and type of waterfront property (lake, canal, ocean). There is only a limited amount of land on which to build homes by the water which make these locations more desirable and valued more highly. Costs may be higher to maintain a luxury vacation home due to environmental and insurance factors, which vary depending on location. Florida waterfront property will be quite different from a home purchased by a lake in the Midwest. There are deals to be had on vacation homes on the water, with the right research and diligence in searching for the perfect property.

 

Structure

A property's foundation is an important factor when looking at waterfront property. Due to the various elements (which vary based on region) a home's foundation can shift or change over time. There are also important elements of the property's land to look for since this is something which won't change including water quality, swimming and boating conditions and docking for boats, to name a few.

 

Experienced Realtor

An experienced real estate agent with knowledge of waterfront properties, values and the market can help negotiate the best deal. Ask questions about the neighborhood, amenities, quality of life, dining and entertainment options and what the area is like during the time you plan to vacation in the home. Work with a realtor who specializes in vacation homes on the water which can save time and money when looking for that luxury home everyone can enjoy for years to come.

Choice Properties has agents who specialize in waterfront properties. Call today at 937-842-2244 to discuss your needs and to help you find the right waterfront vacation home of your dreams.

 

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February
9

So You're Looking for Cheap Waterfront Property

Waterfront investment properties require special consideration to ensure the property will suit the lifestyle and provide activities everyone can enjoy. Start with these tips when looking to purchase cheap waterfront property.

 

Determine Your Needs

When potential homeowners research waterfront investment properties, the first step is to discern how the property will be used. From this point, a realtor can help figure out which area best suits these needs and desires to focus in on specific properties. Some strategies to get started include:

 

  • Learn about real estate. Get books, take a class or two and do research. Ask lots of questions, talk to friends, family and other relatives to learn as much as possible about investing in waterfront property.

  • Commit to the process. It takes time to research, find and purchase that perfect property. Some will fall through or not be a good match but know what to look for and what needs exist to know the right property when it comes available.

  • Have a strategy. Focus on achievable goals and know what the property is intended for. If it will be a rental for part of the year and vacation home for the rest, this may determine which property is ultimately selected.

 

Frequency of Use

When searching for cheap waterfront property, it is important to look at the activities available, nearby hospitals for any medical needs which should arise, proximity to an airport if frequent travel is important and finding the best property to suit the family's needs and budget. Knowing how often the property will be used can determine suitable options.

 

The Search

Location is key when searching for waterfront investment properties. After determining best fit for needs in a waterfront home, visiting the area to find a good fit is important. The surrounding community is an important factor when making a decision. Look over the property as well as the house as the real value of the home will be the property in a waterfront location. Look for five key points when searching for that perfect property:

  • Sandy beach. Proximity and quality is important for both younger and older family members.

  • View. As people age and do less on the water activities, the view becomes more important.

  • Level lot. The flatter the lot, the better for easier water access

  • Proximity to water. Homes closer to the water allow a closeness to nature and keeping an eye on any young kids by the water.

  • Privacy. Some lakefront properties have as little as 50 feet of frontage, which offer very little privacy. Ideally, a property will offer 150-200 feet to give privacy from neighbors.

 

Choice Properties has real estate agents who specialize in waterfront investment properties in the Indian Lakes area to assist with your needs and sort through complex issues to get everyone on the right track to finding that perfect location.

 

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February
24

How to Find the Best Vacation Spots on the Water

When looking to purchase a second home, families often look for vacation spots on the water. Lakes, beaches and rivers all offer features not found elsewhere in a vacation home including recreational sports and activities, camping, boating and more. With different choices and amenities on offer, it helps to look at each style of living to determine which will be the best choice.

 

Lake

Lakefront living offers ambiance and seclusion not found in other types of neighborhoods. Many families choose this option as a quiet respite away from a hectic, busy lifestyle but still desire opportunities to connect with neighbors, participate in watersports and activities or simply enjoy the view of a serene, peaceful lake. Vacation spots on the water, including lakes, come with perks such as bringing people closer together for events such as picnics, barbeques and gatherings in a relaxed atmosphere. A lake is a natural place to connect with family, neighbors and the community in a less rushed environment.

 

Beaches

Many people enjoy the lifestyle of living near a body of water with beaches. Most think of oceans when considering vacation spots on the water with beaches, but many lakes have smaller, less crowded areas to enjoy the sand while simultaneously soaking up the sun and fun.  Owning vacation property on a private beach is tempting for many searching for that perfect second home. With more cities becoming crowded, space is at a premium. Waterfront property with beaches, whether private or more public, offers proximity for easy access to water sports and activities.

 

Rivers

Often when people search for vacations on the water, rivers tend to get overlooked in favor of lakes or oceans. Many rivers are within short distance to a beach. Riverfront living offers affordable opportunities to enjoy being near the water at a cost which can be lower than ocean or lakefront property. It all depends on the perspective, as some families enjoy being close to water and beaches while others prefer a home directly on the sand. Oftentimes, nature is a big draw for people searching for vacations on the water. Deer, birds and other wildlife may be more likely to make an appearance in a quieter area than one with more people.

 

Whether it is a lake, river or beach, finding vacation spots on the water are affordable and accessible at Indian Lake. Choice Properties has agents ready to assist you in the search for that perfect vacation home at Indian Lake.                                                            Call us today at 937-842-2244 to schedule your appointment!

 

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February
2

The American Dream of Living on a Lake

The dream of living on the water is closer than most think. For waterfront homeowners, a home by the water means access to amenities such as beaches and a relaxed atmosphere many people speak of but have not attained. A lifestyle which includes living on a lake is within reach when choosing to make Indian Lake home.

 

Lakefront Experience

Life in Indian Lake is about access to amazing schools, neighborhoods and communities which foster engagement but also provide privacy. Many people who enjoy living on a lake seek ambiance but do not want to sacrifice access to shopping centers, outdoor recreation and other activities. A lakefront home in Indian Lake is sure to provide opportunities to enjoy many activities including water sports, boating, hiking, biking, parks and more. Privacy is important to some people while others seek a lively atmosphere, both of which can be found at Indian Lake as well in the many neighborhoods which surround the lake itself.

 

Things to Consider

When deciding which home is a good fit for living on the water, there are many things to consider. Not all lakes are treated equal. It is important to look at some key factors when making a decision to purchase a home.

 

Public or private: if variety is what is important, public lakes offer opportunities to engage in watersports, some with limitations. There may be permits or fees for certain activities. Private lake areas will provide a home away from home with space to enjoy the lake without the public access, for those who enjoy this lifestyle feature. Indian Lake has both public and private areas which afford opportunities enjoy both types of access.

 

Upkeep - lake homes may require more maintenance than the typical home. The dock and shoreline will need regular maintenance. A knowledgeable realtor can outline all the features, amenities and costs associated with living on the water.

 

Weather conditions - the natural elements play a key role in deciding which home will be suitable for living on a lake. Some homes are more prone to the elements than others with seasonal changes affecting weather conditions year to year.

 

Next generation - living on the water may seem like a dream but kids may see it differently. A backyard may be important to some families with children. Safety is a factor to consider when looking at lakefront property including fences or other features to keep kids from falling into the water.

 

Location - families who choose Indian Lake look for location and convenience of schools, commute times, neighbors and atmosphere. In balance, a great home will include all of these and more such as indoor and outdoor dining, shopping and spaces for everyone in the family to enjoy. Indian Lake offers friendly neighborhood pubs, restaurants, shops and, of course, the lake with year round activities which makes finding a home and living on the water a dream come true. 

 

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January
6

The Key to Buying Waterfront Property

Purchasing a home is a complicated process from pre-approval to the last signature. Buying 'waterfront' property throws another layer of complexity into the process. Real estate agents who work with waterfront properties on a regular basis understand the process backwards and forwards. Finding an experienced agent can really make the process take less time when they know what an individual is looking for and will tailor the search to those specific properties. These tips will give an idea of what to expect when doing research on buying waterfront property.

 

Tips

Find a real estate agent who specializes in waterfront properties. A general agent will not have detailed knowledge of waterfront properties in the area to find the best deals on available properties.

 

Property over structure. People may fall in love with a house only to realize the view is not great, the water is murky, it is difficult to get to the water or the place has less privacy than desired.

 

Consider property to fit lifestyle. A beautiful property half an hour away from the water may not suit everyone. If being close to water is desirable, start the process with this in mind before entering negotiation.

 

Check for structural issues due to weather. Waterfront homes are more susceptible to the elements than an average home. Investment in weatherproofing can help avoid some of these concerns.

 

Research insurance requirements. Review this early to be sure what is necessary before buying. Waterfront homes may require several policies.

 

Find out what changes can be made. If a new dock or other change is desired, research local government policies. Some may be more strict than others. Before committing, understand the financial and legal ramifications might be. Also look into what activities are allowed on the water as some may have restrictions on motorized watercraft including jet skis and speedboats.

 

Meet the neighbors. Speak with people who live nearby and knew the previous owners. Seek insider information about living in the community, any issues with the property or waterfront-related concerns.

 

Get to know responsibilities as an owner. When buying waterfront property, find out what upkeep and maintenance of the property is required by any homeowners associations (if applicable). Review conditions, covenants, restrictions or CC&Rs in addition to speaking with the HOA management company.

 

Getting Started

With helpful tips in hand, it is time to start the process of buying waterfront property. An agent who specializes in waterfront homes should be able to provide useful insights into the home and location but it is up to the individual buyer to learn as much as possible prior to contacting an agent for assistance. A real estate agent may not know all the ins and outs (as the neighbors might) or may not include information helpful to a particular homeowner's search. Making a list of what is important will be helpful when seeking that next property to buy on the water and will make for a more satisfied customer come time to sign the papers.

 

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November
27

Here are some tips for smooth lining the selling process when listing a property that you no longer live in, for whatever reason.

For a major tax break, be sure you've lived in the house as a primary residence at least two of the last five years. If you haven't, then you'll be looking at a tax gain on the sale of an investment property. If you have lived in the home, then the US federal government allows for single homeowners to sell their home without paying taxes on the first $250,000 in gain. For married couples, it's $500,000.

The next most important thing for you to do is to early on get a good, trustworthy agent on board. A local agent is a local resource for you, the seller. If you're renting, these agents can field renter's issues such as leaky faucets or broken garage doors. If you're selling, these agents are going to be priceless for knowing the local market and making sure the property is kept open house ready. Potential buyers are also more open to working with a real person as opposed to internet deals.

Even with a local real estate agent, it won't hurt you to stay on top of what the market is doing in the area where you're selling. Keeping yourself knowledgeable will let you react quickly when an offer to buy does come in. Knowing if what they're offering is high or low is good business. It's the sign of a smart homeowner.

So is taking care of your tenants if you are renting the property. If they've been loyal tenants, you may want to offer them the first opportunity to buy the property when you decide it's time to sell. At the very least you'll want to give them a good lead team to know they'll need to be moving if they aren't interested in purchasing. Keeping them happy should translate to them continuing to take care of your property while they reside there.

 If you're looking to sell a house long distance, contact the award-winning real estate agents at Choice Properties for advice on plannign the best possible sale.

 

 

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